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Mustang Pocketlite

The Colt Mustang Pocketlite pistol was introduced in 1987 as a lighter-weight version of the original Colt Mustang 380 pistol. Colt reduced the weight of the Pocketlite model by nearly 2 ounces by manufacturing the pistol frame from aluminum versus steel.

Scroll down to see all the holsters that we offer for the Colt Mustang Pocketlite

Besides the weight differences, the Pocketlite model has the exact dimensions as the original Mustang version. The operational controls on the Pocketlite are also identical to those found on all the Colt Mustang models.

While the Pocketlite pistol functions like its most famous cousin, the Colt Government 1911, there are also a few subtle differences. Unlike the thumb safety on a true 1911 handgun, the thumb safety on a Pocketlite (as well as most all the other Colt 380 pistols) does not lock the slide in place. In addition, the Pocketlite does not have a grip safety like most single action 1911 pistols.

The smaller size of the Pocketlite pistol means it performs well for concealed carry and self defense use.

From a gun holster perspective, the most popular holster styles for the Pocketlite handgun are pocket holsters and inside the waistband holsters. That being said, we also sell a surprising number of small OWB holsters for this Colt pistol.

Any of the leather gun holsters displayed below are available in a version to fit the Colt Mustang Pocketlite pistol.


Here are some commonly asked questions that we see associated with holsters for the Colt Mustang Pocketlite pistol:

Will a Colt Mustang Pocketlite model fit into a holster for the regular Colt Mustang?

Since the Mustang and Pocketlite are the same size and have identical dimensions, a Pockeltlite model will fit into a holster made for the Colt Mustang.

Do you have a pocket holster for the Mustang Pocketlite 380?

Our best-selling pocket holster for the Colt Pocketlite is the MTR Custom Front Pocket holster, which can be seen below.

Can a Pockellite Colt Mustang .380 be carried with the hammer cocked?

Since the Mustang Pocketlite is a single action handgun, it will only fire when the hammer is cocked. So, this pistol was designed to be carried with the hammer cocked and the thumb safety engaged.